the Prayer Chain, please call Rev. Diane Fitch (215) 887-4530. You may also write your prayer request on prayer request card and place it in the offering plate on Sunday morning. SENDING After hearing and responding to God’s Word, we are prepared to go into the world where we are called to live according to God’s will. * HYMN 490 Wash, O God, Your Sons and Daughters BEACH SPRING For information regarding baptisms, weddings and funerals, please call the Church Office at (215) 887-4530). * CHARGE AND BLESSING * POSTLUDE We request that cell phones and watch alarms be set in silent mode while in the sanctuary. Tuba Tune C.S. Lang Worship Leaders: Preacher: The Rev. James Lappen Liturgists: The Rev. Diane Jamison Fitch, The Rev. Jack Norrie Children’s Word: Ruth Sall Choirs: Chancel and Chapel, John Sall, director Festive Ringers, Janet Tebbel, director Organist: Ethel Geist We are glad you are worshiping with us and invite you to participate in the ministry and service of Abington Presbyterian Church. Ushers today are: Jack Loew, Bill Barwis, Ian Beck, Dick Mabry, Bill Miller, Rudy Stroh. The flowers in the sanctuary today are given in loving memory of Joyce and Clair Winters by the Winters and Tyler families. We thank Joyce McCormick for delivering the flowers. In need of special prayers this week: Robert Bromley, Clem Brown, Al Foster, Lauren Pastore (grand-daughter of Winifred and Joe Braim), Jeanne Norrie, Gloria and Ray Gotwals, Stewart Boerner, Christine Gotwals, Walter Luce, Sharon Herbst, Shirley Palmer, Selene Bell (great-grand-daughter of Doris Miller), Gina Miller (daughter-in-law of Ruth and Bill Miller), Jack Waite, Walter Boutcher, Emma Shaubel, Carolyn Stuetz, Hugh Blair (father of Julie Arndt and Rebecca Reape), Jeff Riddle (Carolyn Pitcairn’s brother), Sheryl Moon (Amy Gould’s friend), Nicholas Hasenecz (friend of Darcey Linton), Barbara Swirsding, Art Alexander, Robin Cupo, Kara Silverman, Laura Stokes, Mitchell Neckowicz, Tom McCrae, Nancy Milano (mother of Beth Lewis), Grandmother and family of Jen Gould. During Today’s Worship: If you need assistance, please ask an usher to assist you. Child care for infants and toddlers is provided in the nursery (Rooms 110, 112). Travel through the door to the left of the chancel and down the steps. Children’s bulletins are available at each door. Large-print bulletins (including hymns) and individual hearing devices are available in the back of the sanctuary. For Pastoral Care: To notify the church of an illness, hospitalization, death, or to request prayer, contact a minister or call your Deacon or the Church Office at (215) 887-4530. Presbyterian Women’s Prayer Chain The names of those in need of prayer who have asked for our prayers. If you have a request to be added or removed from Lectionary Lessons for today: Deuteronomy 18:15-20; Psalm 111; 1 Corinthians 8:1-13; Mark 1:21-28 Lectionary Lessons for February 8, 2015 Isaiah 40:21-31; Psalm 147:1-11, 20c; 1 Corinthians 9:16-23; Mark 1:29-39 ABINGTON PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH Founded 1714 1082 Old York Road, Abington, PA 19001 Phone: (215) 887-4530 Fax: (215) 887-5988 E-mail: [email protected] Web Site: www.apcusa.org The Reverend James Lappen, Bridge Pastor The Reverend Jack Norrie, Minister of Visitation The Reverend Diane J. Fitch, Associate Pastor Ruth Ideen-Sall, B.M. Director of Children’s Choirs and Ministries John Sall, M.M. Director of Music Ministries G. Stanley Powell, Minister of Music, Emeritus Ethel Geist, M.A. Organist Janet Tebbel, Director of Handbells Gary Koch, Business Manager ORDER OF WORSHIP The Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time February 1, 2015 10:00 am SHARING OF THE PEACE Greet one another with the sign of peace. The peace of Christ be with you all. And also with you. GATHERING All Children remain in worship following the Children’s Message. We gather to praise God, in God’s sanctuary, to rededicate our lives to the service of God through music, spoken word and discipleship. WORD Eternal God, your Son, Jesus Christ, now exalted as Lord of all, pours out his gifts on the church. Grant us that unity which your Spirit gives, keep us in the bond of peace, and bring all creation to worship before your throne; through Jesus Christ our Redeemer, who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen. PRELUDE Come Ye Sinners, Poor and Needy Bill Ingram LIFE AND WORK OF THE CHURCH * CALL TO WORSHIP My soul longs, indeed it faints for the courts of the Lord; my heart and my flesh sing for joy to the living God. Even the sparrow finds a home, and the swallow a nest for herself, where she may lay her young at your altars, O Lord of hosts, my King and my God. Happy are those who live in your house, ever singing your praise. * HYMN 20 All Things Bright and Beautiful ROYAL OAK PRAYER OF CONFESSION (unison) Forgiving God, we repent of all the ways we turn from you. You call, but we do not listen; you show us your path, but we prefer our own way. Forgive us, heal us, and lead us back to you, that we might show mercy to others. In Jesus’ name we pray. Amen. SILENT PERSONAL CONFESSION ASSURANCE OF PARDON CONGREGATIONAL RESPONSE Isaiah 41:17-20 Bible OT Pg. 669 The Word of the Lord. Thanks be to God. PSALM 42 As the Deer Longs Felix Mendelssohn The Chancel Choirs sings a setting of the first verse from Psalm 42 from a longer choral setting of the scripture. SCRIPTURE READING Matthew 6:25-34 Bible NT Pg. 6 The Word of the Lord. Thanks be to God. SERMON * HYMN 78 “Desert Pete” You Thirsty Ones, Come * AFFIRMATION OF FAITH The Rev. James Lappen HEAVEN’S RAIN The Apostles’ Creed I believe in God the Father Almighty, maker of heaven and earth, and in Jesus Christ his only Son our Lord; who was conceived by the Holy Ghost, born of the Virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, dead, and buried; he descended into hell; the third day he rose again from the dead; he ascended into heaven, and sitteth on the right hand of God the Father Almighty; from thence he shall come to judge the quick and the dead. I believe in the Holy Ghost; the holy catholic church; the communion of saints; the forgiveness of sins; the resurrection of the body; and the life everlasting. Amen. THANKSGIVING Hymnal #581 Glory Be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Ghost; as it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end. Amen, amen. The Lord be with you. And also with you. Lift up your hearts. We lift them to the Lord. Let us give thanks to the Lord our God. It is right to give our thanks and praise. It is right . . . unending hymn: As the deer longs after the flowing streams so longeth my soul for Thee, O God. (Psalm 84:1-4) How lovely is your dwelling place, O Lord of hosts! GREAT THANKSGIVING PRAYER FOR ILLUMINATION SCRIPTURE READING * PRAYER OF DEDICATION INVITATION God’s Word is read and its message is proclaimed in scripture, music and interpretation. A time for quiet preparation before worship Hymn #607 Praise God, from whom all blessings flow; praise Christ, all people here below; praise Holy Spirit evermore; praise Triune God, whom we adore. Amen. CHILDREN’S MESSAGE PRAYER BEFORE WORSHIP * DOXOLOGY After the proclamation of God’s Word, we respond by offering prayer and returning our tithes and offerings. OFFERTORY SENTENCE OFFERING Lamb of God Twila Paris Holy are you . . . mystery of faith. Christ has died, Christ is risen, Christ will come again. COMMUNION OF THE PEOPLE PRAYER AFTER COMMUNION AND LORD’S PRAYER Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name, thy kingdom come, thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread; and forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors; and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. For thine is the kingdom, and the power and the glory, forever. Amen.
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